A day after his powerful half brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, was assassinated by a confidante in the southern province of Kandahar, Afghan President Hamid Karzai pushed past his guards at Wali Karzai's funeral in the Karzai family's ancestral village of Karz, climbed into an open pit, kissed his dead brother's face, and "sobbed alongside the coffin," according to the AP. "He remained there for at least a minute," the AP writes, "his grief overwhelming other cries and prayers. Relatives and guards were unable to coax him out, but two men locked their arms underneath Karzai's and pulled their leader out by force." In this Reuters photo, some of the thousands of mourners who gathered for the burial pray over Wali Karzai's grave:
In the AP photo below, Karzai offers prayers during the funeral. The Afghan president had a message for the Taliban, who have claimed responsibility for the attack, at a subsequent press conference: "My message for them is that my countrymen, my brothers, should stop killing their own people. It is easy to kill and everyone can do it, but the real man is the one who can save people's lives."
The Telegraph has video of the funeral, including brief footage of Karzai entering the grave: